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Knife and fork: M.36A & B-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unidentified

Entities

Categories

Description

Mother-of-pearl, wood and steel with brass mounts; the knife has a steel scimitar-shaped blade and a pistol grip handle which is inlaid with striped bands of mother-of-pearl and wood; the two-tined fork is similarly decorated.

Mother-of-pearl, wood and steel with brass mounts; the knife has a scimitar-shaped blade with flatted ball-shaped bolster; the pistol grip handle is inlaid with striped bands of wood set with small brass pellets and mother-of-pearl. The handle terminates in an engraved section of mother-of-pearl. Round the handle is an engraved brass mount held with dark metal pins, and a broad engraved brass ferrule. The fork has two long steel tines and a polymorphic bolster; the handle is decorated similarly to that of the knife.

Notes

History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

From the Frank Smart Collection, given by T.J.G. Duncanson

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Duncanson, T. J. G.

Dating

17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1650 CE - 1750 CE

School or Style

Hungarian

Components of the work

Handle composed of wood
Fork Length 20.7 cm
Knife Length 23.5 cm
Wood

Materials used in production

Mother-of-pearl
Steel
Brass (alloy)

Techniques used in production

Engraving

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.36A & B-1930
Primary reference Number: 166969
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 December 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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